Microsoft Project empowers Aston Martin and other customers
Aston Martin relies on Microsoft Project to collaborate and deliver new vehicles from concept to production with greater efficiency and resourcing.
As a major Spanish financial institution that provides retail and corporate banking services, ABANCA wanted to improve its management on a wide variety of projects while being flexible and adaptable to market trends. The organization was already using Microsoft Project Server and decided to deploy Project Online to further centralize management of its corporate portfolio and improve the ease of reporting.
A.C. Camargo Cancer Center
The A.C. Camargo Cancer Center is an integrated diagnostic, treatment, education, and research center, internationally recognized in fighting cancer. The Cancer Center needed a platform to manage the projects in a way that supported team collaboration.
Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI)
The National Agency for Infrastructure (ANI) is part of the Ministry of Transport in Bogota, Colombia. The agency is in charge of the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of transport infrastructure in Colombia. Its goal is to integrate all roads, railways, ports, and airports by 2035 to connect the 32 departments of the country.
With large government projects underway and more funding for roadwork, ANI was managing more than 75 highway and infrastructure projects simultaneously. The agency deployed Microsoft Project Online to improve its project portfolio management abilities and collaboration.
Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, with satellite offices in Toronto, the United Kingdom, and Luxembourg, Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) relies on Microsoft Project Online to enhance collaboration and increase transparency.
Based in Chile, Arauco is one of the largest forestry companies in the world. It has 6,500 employees and has been in operation for 47 years. The company is committed to efficient production standards, social responsibility, and environmental management.
Arauco needed a centralized system to manage its 60 IT and research projects to see resources and results more precisely. The company wanted updated tools for planning, timesheets, and calendars, and it wanted to improve collaboration among its teams in South America.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. From more than 90 offices worldwide, Arup planners, designers, engineers, and consultants deliver innovative projects across the globe.
Their global IT Portfolio Management Office had to manually create status reports using spreadsheets and email updates from regional offices.
With Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management, Arup gained quick insight into project status, a simple, effective ideation platform, anywhere access to project data, and a platform for continuous improvement.
Brookdale Senior Living Solutions
Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Brookdale Senior Living is the leading operator of senior living communities in the United States. It operates independent living, assisted living and dementia-care communities, and continuing care retirement centers with more than 1,100 communities in 47 states.
After achieving growth through strategic acquisitions, Brookdale had a large and decentralized IT environment. It wanted to streamline its PMO across the company and gain insight into resource capacity management. Brookdale is deploying Microsoft Project Online as a scalable, cost-effective enterprise solution.
London-based Capita is a leading professional services and outsourcing firm. It provides multidisciplinary solutions for the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and India.
Capita found that the subscription licensing structure for cloud-based Microsoft Project Online made perfect sense for its rapidly growing project team. That decision has led to an array of other wins.
Instead of relying on a variety of systems and methodologies, Cardiff University set out to standardize project management and reporting.
Founded in 1964, Cascades Canada produces, converts, and markets packaging and tissue products that are mainly composed of recycled fibers. It has almost 11,000 employees who work in production units in North America and Europe.
Cascades wanted to provide its PMO with a centralized solution to encourage project management best practices and strategically approach its company-wide Project One Cascades initiative.
CHEP A Brambles Company
Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, CHEP provides supply chain solutions for consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing, and retail sectors in 60 countries. It specializes in logistics, packaging, and related support services.
CHEP used several systems for portfolio but decided it needed to standardize on cloud-based software to improve productivity and reduce IT infrastructure costs. CHEP chose Microsoft Project Online, which complements the company’s other Office 365 subscription services.
City of Saskatoon
As the largest municipality in the province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon is committed to continuously providing quality governmental programs and services to its citizenship. The number and diversity of project requests for the IT division were more than its existing infrastructure could handle effectively for good government practices.
City of Stirling
Located about 5 miles north of Perth, the City of Stirling has the largest population of any local government in Western Australia. The city needed to its streamline project management efforts, but running simultaneous projects that included input and feedback from many different business units made this a daunting task.
Founded in 1986 in Helsinki, Finland, Comptel is an international software company specializing in telecommunications. The company’s mission is to perfect digital moments, which means delivering digital content right the first time to keep customers happy.
Comptel wanted to reduce the time spent on manual project management processes and improve access to data. The company deployed Microsoft Project Online to increase project efficiencies, gain visibility into projects statuses, and better resource employee talents.
Headquartered in Aachen, Germany, devolo has been developing innovative powerline and data communications products for private and business customers since 2002. Today, the company markets eight product lines, totaling 580 unique offerings.
More than 50 percent of the workforce at devolo is engaged in developing new devolo-patented solutions. To ensure timely delivery of new products, devolo needed to upgrade from its on-premises Microsoft Project Server 2003 solution to Microsoft Project Online.
DT Group is the largest retailer and distributor of building materials in the Nordic region, with more than 250 stores and 5,700 employees across five countries. The company’s customers include major contractors, distributors, builders, and consumers.
DT Group wanted to improve its project portfolio management capabilities to increase overall efficiencies. The company deployed Microsoft Project Online to reduce manual Excel inputs, promote more transparent financial management, and be better equipped to prioritize projects.
e+CancerCare offers high-tech healthcare to patients in rural communities. Founded in 2002, it has 270 employees in 12 outpatient cancer care centers and 10 PET Imaging Centers in eight states.
To streamline its frequent oncology software upgrades, the company sought a project management system. It adopted Microsoft Project Online to gain cloud-based project management capabilities.
Saving up to U.S.$50,000 on server investments costs, e+CancerCare cut down on the time engineers spend on administrative tasks, can work flexibly with mobile access to project data, and reduced project work variances and durations.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Effectory International is Europe’s leading employee-survey specialist. It aims to provide organizations with innovative HR tools and solutions to guide them to continually drive employee engagement.
Effectory wanted to reduce the time spent writing surveys and planning projects. Using Microsoft Project Server 2003 and in-house applications, the organization decided to standardize on a cloud-based solution and upgraded to Project Online.
Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing
The Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing initiates and implements national government policy in housing and residential construction. The ministry provides assistance to residents through subsidized mortgages, rental payment aid, and public housing.
Medipass Advanced Medical Services
Based in Italy, Medipass has been providing technological solutions to the medical industry since 1995, including financial, engineering, and management services. The company specializes in diagnostic imaging and cancer-treatment facilities.
Medipass wanted to find a way to standardize its project management so that users could share documents and updates in a consolidated environment. The company needed a cost-effective solution and was already using Office 365, so it decided to adopt Microsoft Project Online.
Microsoft Enterprise Commerce
Enterprise Commerce (EC) is the Microsoft business unit that manages the entire commercial licensing operation. EC performs a business-critical role within Microsoft and generates approximately 47 percent of the company's annual revenue.
Project managers and engineers used different platforms to schedule and track tasks, which reduced productivity. EC used the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) Extensions tool to integrate Microsoft Project Online and TFS to create one task repository and tracking structure.
With more than 20 years of experience in the air, Pegasus is a private airline in Turkey that offers customers affordable pricing and a knowledgeable crew. Pegasus aims to be the most on-time airline in the country, and it shares its monthly success rate on its website.
With a commitment to using technology to help provide outstanding customer services, Pegasus deployed Microsoft Project Online to improve its project portfolio management and find a cost-effective solution for project management.
South Australia Power Network (SAPN)
The South Australia Power Network (SAPN) is an energy distribution company in South Australia that builds and maintains a network that delivers power to around 850,000 customers. It is committed to high levels of service, reliability, and safety.
SAPN needed a seamless, standardized way for its IT department to manage all active and future projects at the same time. It wanted more visibility on projects including automated standard reports without incurring infrastructure costs, so it decided to deploy Microsoft Project Online. The company also uses Project Online for organizational resource management to match IT workload with resources available.
As the global leader in designing and manufacturing water parks, WhiteWater is committed to providing first class experiences to their clients by delivering the highest quality products, installed on time and on budget. With 8 international offices, WhiteWater needed a cloud solution to drive operational efficiencies and increase collaboration between teams.
YunZesc is an agency based in Fuzhou, China. It manages a 200-unit incubator business park that supports startups with office space and funding from the local government. It is one of 100 incubators in China—part of a key national initiative for economic development and innovation.
As a newly launched agency, YunZesc wanted an integrated, cloud-based solution to prioritize the projects and applications of the many startups vying for space—and share the results with stakeholders. Already using Office 365, YunZesc decided to deploy Project Online.
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